Systemic Family Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
23 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a great opportunity for a highly skilled Systemic Family Psychotherapist to join a well-established and experienced CAMHS Eating Disorders Team.

The post holder will need a sound knowledge and experience of the needs of young people and their families who present with a significant eating disorder and how to apply systemic practice in their treatment. The evidence-based intervention is FT-AN and it would be helpful for the post holder to have knowledge of this intervention.

The post holder will work alongside colleagues within the MDT to provide evidence-based treatment to the young people and families throughout Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire county who present with a significant eating disorder. The MDT meet on a weekly basis to consider all referrals into the team; discuss assessments and for complex case discussion, of which the post holder will contribute to this and bring their systemic expertise to support the team processes and reflections.

Main duties of the job

To provide highly specialist systemic psychotherapy service to children and young people referred the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). To ensure direct specialist assessment and therapy for children, young people and families. Providing family therapy and systemic advice, consultation and clinical supervision for a range of team members.To undertake clinically relevant research/audit and specific clinical activity or lead roles that support the Team Leads in developing the service. The post holder will work within the Nottinghamshire Healthcare specialist CAMHS Eating Disorders (ED) Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) as advertised. The post requires close liaison with a broad range of other disciplines and agencies including health, education, social services, voluntary agencies, and care systems. A key aspect of this post will be to provide support through supervision and consultation to staff within the team and across other services. The post holder works autonomously within UKCP registration and Association for Family Therapy (AFT) guidance and the overall framework of the CAMHS MDT service policies and procedures

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will offer specialist assessment and treatment for young people who present with a significant eating disorder. They will provide liaison, consultation and support to other agencies and work closely with our partners in paediatrics and inpatient CAMHS. The post holder will be supported to take on a leadership role to ensure service development and provide leadership cover when required to support the service lead. They will offer support and supervision to more junior colleagues, students, and trainees, in return the post holder will receive systemic supervision from colleagues within the Trust.

CAMHS in Nottinghamshire are developing an exciting Systemic Family Psychotherapy offer with opportunities to develop and access further training, such as systemic supervision. Colleagues within the Trust are offering a live training team opportunity for those currently undertaking the MSc in Systemic Family Psychotherapy. Within the Trust we have a reading group for those interested in systemic thinking and practice and now have colleagues who have completed the CYP IAPT SFP training and are contributing to the care of children, young people and their families. The service is involved in developing Family Therapy Training Posts and it is hoped that the post holder will be able to contribute to the training programme and help colleagues understand the importance of systemic thinking and practice, particularly within the field of Eating Disorders.
Person Specification
Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional
  • Masters (MSc) qualification in Systemic Psychotherapy or AFT accredited equivalent (usually academic study, assessed clinical training and supervised practice including the full range of models within systemic practice and life span development).
  • UKCP registration

  • Training in other relevant therapeutic modalities
  • Leadership (qualification/recognised training
  • Qualification in clinical supervision recognised (by accrediting body)

  • Trained in delivery of clinical supervision
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • To have undertaken statutory child safeguarding training

  • Training specific to the needs of young people with a mental health disorders
  • Leadership training/qualification
  • Teaching training/qualification

  • Relevant practice in first profession plus clinical experience as above.
  • Experience of working with children, young people who have mental health difficulties/diagnoses and their families
  • Experience of working with diverse service user groups
  • Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of working in a family therapy setting or service and reflecting team approach
  • Experience of consultation and or training to primary care/ other staff supporting Children and their families

  • Experience of working across a broad range of care groups including children within the community, developmental difficulties including LD & ASD and or physical health needs
  • Experience of Leadership of teams and clinical staff
  • Experience of Clinical supervision of qualified and trainee Family Therapists/ Systemic practitioners

  • Knowledge of the theory and practices of specialist family therapies and clinical supervision as practised within the field of systemic psychotherapy
  • Knowledge of approaches or models of working relevant to CAMHS e.g., attachment models, parenting approaches
  • Knowledge of guidelines/policy informing best practice within mental health services for children and families
  • Knowledge of research and models of good practice that inform direct and indirect working
  • Knowledge of evidenced treatments when working with young people with a mental health disorder

  • Skills in using complex methods of specialist systemic assessment, formulation, intervention, and clinical management in a range of contexts frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration and maintaining a restricted position for long periods .
  • Ability to exercise autonomous responsibility making clinical judgments in highly complex, challenging and emotive situations interpreting Trust policies and working within professional guidelines
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, interpersonally, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in liaison with other agencies and in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Broad knowledge of relevant theories and practice in child development and child protection, including relevant legislation in the field of mental health, children and families
  • Developed skills in the understanding, processing and resolution of ethical issues
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
  • Physical skills for manipulation in use of video/audio recording equipment/IT

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